• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning SD card reader does not work with iOS 12.4

    • Written by James S from Winnipeg

    I was surprised that my lightning SD card reader would not work on my iPhone X with latest iOS 12.4.1 update. It did work with my 4th gen iPad which is cutoff at 10.3.4. I’ve used the device in my iPhone X in the previous nearly 2 years since I got the phone. Something has changed with iOS support for the device. The only change I see is the upgrades to iOS. What gives and is there any work occurring on this problem?

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with iPhone X

    • Written by Robert F from Kimberley

    Plug 'n play with iPhone X. No issues.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with my iPhone 8 iOS 12.3

    • Written by Natalie S from Toronto

    So I know the instruction book only refers to iPad, but I suspect it would take up A LOT of room to type out every. single. compatible. product. I also read that iOS 13 or later doesn't work, my iOS is 12.3 so it was fine.

    Following the instructions EXACTLY as they're written:
    1. I insert the SD Card (32gb Kingston, SD HC 30MB/s) into the Adapter
    2. I plugged the adapter into my iPhone 8 (screen already on and on the home screen, when I did it with my phone locked it didn't load anything and I had to unplug the adapter and plug it back in)
    3. Waited a second or two, and the Photo app launched automatically with the images on the card and I could select what to import.


    Using this when I'm on vacation so I can transfer some photos from my Canon camera to post on IG or FB while we're away or send to my family so they can see what my toddlers are getting up to.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Read and Learn

    • Written by Steve N from Sydney

    All the negative reviews about not being able to download are written by people who need to read Edward de Bono (lateral thinking). If you double click the home button on your i-Thing and close the Photo program after your first foray, amazingly all the photo's on the SD card appear!
    Not rocket science guys but you do have to restart "Photo's" every time you want to use it - the device does everything it claims to do if operated correctly. I've used it on i-Pad Mini 5, i-Phone X, i-Pad Pro and have had no problems at all. Camera's have been Sony and Panasonic in both RAW and J-PEG.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    • Written by Eric P from North York

    iOS 12 on iPhone 8 Plus & iPad 6th gen, import RAW from Nikon 5100 to Photos. Works like a charm!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    • Written by Axel R from Garden Grove

    I have been using it to transfer videos and photos from my camera to my iPad Pro 10.5. So have not really encountered any hiccups. It’s fast, reliable. I will warn you, not all file types are readable. I used AVCHD for a while, but couldn’t figure out why it was not reading until I changed the file type to mp4 or mov. Either way it is still great and works if you don’t have a computer on the go.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly

    • Written by Thomas M from Brooklyn

    Guessing iOS 12 has been updated since all these scathing reviews have been written. Just bought mine to replace the old 30 pin camera connection kit and it seems to be super fast with no issues. (I tried really hard to not say 'as fast as lightning')

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by Benjamin C from Kapolei

    I bought this item at Best Buy 3 weeks ago and at first i doubted if it really works because of bad reviews but i bought it anyway for my iphone xs max. I shoot raw and i could transfer all the raw pics to my iphone. I had my phone updated to ios 12.3 last night and tried again today, good to say it is working transferring my raw pics.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Latest update throws a spanner in the works .

    • Written by Stewart M from Bishopbriggs

    Mine no longer works after the latest software update . I’ve spoken to one of Apples support staff , and she advised me to restore my IPad Pro . I asked if that would roll back the updates , and she said it won’t ! Pretty pointless advice .
    She also seemed to be under the impression that Apple don’t make this device ! I tested it on my girlfriends Pro , running on IOS 9 something , and it worked fine !

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Steve K from Walton

    I bought a Mavic 2 Zoom drone for my own enjoyment last summer. I needed a way to transfer my videos and photos to my brand new iPad Pro that I also bought just for this project. I've traveled over 9500 miles around the US and many trips to the Caribbean and have made over 600 videos and over 3000 photos and every single time I transferred from the SD card from the drone the cable connected both with absolutely zero problems. The only thing I learned was to "keep" my videos/photos after importing and go to the iPad "photos" tab and open this and then go back to the "import" tab and "select all" to erase the SD card. This cable/adapter is great and I do recommend it.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast transfer from Nikon camera to iPhone!

    • Written by Suzanne P from HOBOKEN

    Surprised at the bad reviews here. I've had this gadget for a couple years and find it indispensable. Pop in the SD card from your DSLR and a window should pop up on your iPhone that shows all photos on the card (unplug and replug if you don't see it). Simply select the ones you want to transfer to your phone. The transfer is lightning fast! Then select "Keep" so the photos remain on your SD card too. Voila! You've backed up your photos and you're ready for editing and sharing. (Even better if you automatically upload from your phone to iCloud and Google Photos to create additional back-ups effortlessly.) This gadget has worked flawlessly with my 6S and my XR regardless of updates. Note: I don't transfer video. The iPhone takes better quality videos than the Nikon!!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great performance transferring drone video

    • Written by John E from Hanford

    Using a 9.7 iPad running 12.1.1 - this reader works great for transferring DJI Spark video to my iPad....fast import using Photos app, no problems with a Sandisk Extreme Plus 32 GB micro SD card/Sandisk SD adapter. Extremely satisfied with the reader.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Photos work great but I cannot get my video to work on it

    • Written by Corbin K from high point

    For photos it works great but I can’t get my videos to work on it if anybody can help please do

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    • Written by Mackenzie M from Shelby Township

    I just purchased this Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader yesterday and i could not, for the life of me, get this thing to work. I was ready to throw in the towel. Then, I read the instructions. Turns out, it doesn't work if you insert the SD card into the reader and then insert the lightning cable into the phone. You must first insert the reader into the phone and then insert the SD card. Works great!!

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader Review

    • Written by Robert J from Fallon

    Works! I use to import digital pics from my Sony Cybersot Digital camera to my iPad Pro (10.5) using 8GB SDHC card. Connects to my iPad Pro Photos app automatically! I am also using to import digital pics that I have converted from 35mm slides using a “Digitnow” Film scanner via a 512MB ScanDisk. Connects to my iPad Pro Photos app automatically— scanner labels digital pics as PICT0001.jpg, PICT0002.jpg, etc., but pics import to Photos apps with no problem. Excellent product!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works great for what it is intended to do.

    • Written by Michael D from washington

    I bought a generic version of this and it was junk. This device is designed to import comparable photos and video into the photo app on your iOS device. It will NOT export photos. It will not photos tor video in formats that are incompatible with iOS. I use it for getting photos off my camera when I travel and it’s worked 100% of the time. It will NOT save any photos I take in a raw format because iOS can not process them. It works great for importing video I take in a mp4 format but it cannot import any proprietary format video

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product!

    • Written by Scott M from Morrisville

    I'm not sure what the heck all of you whiners are doing, but I plugged this into my iPhone X, my iPad Pro 10.5, and my 2nd Gen iPad Pro 12.9... and it worked perfectly. I popped my SD card in and the Photos app popped up on all 3 devices asking to import both my RAW and JPEG shots.

    Anyone that is expecting this to be able to offload data from an Apple device is misinformed. This is for viewing and importing ONLY. It is not a way to save space. Don't hope/expect it will do that. It won't. Besides, ya'll should know better by now.

    21 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An absolute necessity as a photographer

    • Written by Darian S from moncton

    I bought mine in January and have used it 24/7 all over the globe. Very quick and easy to use. I don't dare travel without it. Never had any problems with it whatsoever.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New ones work great, some folks with older dongles may need to upgrade

    • Written by Eric S from Littleton

    I just (re)bought this, and the new hardware works fine with an iPhone 6s, iPad Mini 4, and iPad Pro 10.5"

    Based on some of the one-star reviews, I think people are using this listing to complain about older, similar products. Bottom line, some of them (namely, the old 30-pin SD card reader combined with a Lightning-to-30-pin converter) no longer work after upgrading to iOS 11. I'm with you, folks -- the obsolescence of the old "Camera Kit" hardware is a sad thing. But, it's time for us all to get over it and upgrade to the new hardware -- you'll be so glad once you have.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ex product

    • Written by Vern R from Flin Flon

    This product works great and you can load photos in minutes. As far as the reviewer who used it for 3 years with no trouble and then had issues, I doubt if it's the cable's fault. They are cheap to buy as well. As far as I'm concerned they are a must in every camera bad.

    1 of 2 people found this useful